Student

Leadership credit

WORKING GROUP

The goal of the Student Leadership Credit Working Group is to create a standardized program that will grant Ontario engineering students a reward for the time they commit to different extra-curricular activities on their campus. This reward would serve as an acknowledgment of the different skills students have gained through their campus involvement and would come in the form of a credit to be used in place of different courses (ie. electives) or to use towards a special certificate once they have graduated (similar to co-op programs at some universities). There are many opportunities to gain meaningful skills and experiences through extra-curricular involvement on Ontario campuses, many of these skills and experiences cannot be given in a traditional classroom. By creating a platform that connects and rewards student leaders, the overall quality and legitimacy of their work will increase.

If you have any questions about the work we do or if you want to get involved, please feel free to contact us at leadershipcredit@essco.ca!

Timeline

Literature Review

Consult KOLs and Faculty Members on Skeleton Structure

Present to Engineering

Deans of Ontario

Working Group Started

July 2020

Initiation of KOL Board, Contact Faculty Members

October 2020

December 2020

May 2020

Working Group Researchers Hired

August 2020

Build Skeleton Structure of Program

November 2020

Incorporate Feedback on Program, Complete the Structure

January 2021

Anthony Cundari, Ryerson University

Working Group Chair

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

I love being able to meet students from schools across the province and learn about how their experiences might be different than mine.

What is a fun fact about you?

I love following the NHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs. I also started learning the guitar last spring.

Diana Li​, University of Toronto

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

I get to work with people from different schools, different programs and different years, and it's a great opportunity that helps me to learn more about the policies and student experiences of other schools.

What is a fun fact about you?

I have a huge sweet tooth. I have been baking a lot lately, and I make great cookies and cheesecakes!

Mohamed Tawakol, University of Windsor

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

I liked that I met many new people, explored new opportunities, and got involved in technical discussions.

What is a fun fact about you?

When I have free time, I read articles about aircrafts and learn about an engineering design every time!